Rubber Band Through Thumb
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How to perform the Rubber Band through Thumb magic trick. Everyone likes a quick trick and this is a great illusion to perform when you have a rubber band handy. So next time you are in an office, why not grab a rubber band and do this to amaze your friends and family.

Below is the tutorial on how to perform this little miracle and all the information needed to practice it.

Rubber Band Through Thumb guide

So how to perform this cool trick.

You need a rubber band. It is better to use a coloured rubber band so you can see the effect better. In the video you can see a yellow one but any colour like red, blue, green works just as well. Of course you can use a normal coloured one but the effect does look better with a brightly coloured rubber band.

Rubber band through thumb

So to get in position, place the rubber band around the thumb of your right hand then place the middle and ring finger of your left hand through the other end of the rubber band.

Now swing your middle finger around and grab the top string of the rubber band and pull down, then twist your left hand around to make a cross on the band and place your thumb down and pull, this will create a slip knot under the thumb which you can hide.

If you watch the video you will see how this is performed slowly, with practice you can do this quickly so no one will notice how the rubber band is trying in the position.

Rubber Band Through Thumb

It needs some timing as you are trying to show that the rubber band has gone around the thumb twice. It is a nice result and has a good feel about it.

Once you are in this position you can then perform some sort of performance enhancing move and slowly pull at the rubber band for the knot to slip and if performed properly, it looks like the rubber band has gone through your thumb.

Practice makes perfect and our motto is practice, practice and practice some more.

We hope you like this trick and learn more tricks on the website. There are many tricks and articles that you can peruse to become a better magician.

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